NCFE Certificate in Leading Health-Related Activity Sessions

Do you have a passion for a healthy lifestyle? What about incorporating diet and exercise into your daily routine? Is this something you would love to share with others to improve their lifestyle? Perhaps you’d like to make a career planning and leading health-related activity sessions? If you’re nodding your head, yes, then this NCFE Certificate in Leading Health-Related Activity Sessions is for you! Our course takes the things you love about training and grows your knowledge so you can plan activity sessions more effectively.

The perfect stepping stone to a career in fitness, gym instructing or personal training. In addition to planning and delivering activity sessions, you’ll also learn about hazards and risks and to avoid them. As a result, you’ll be able to promote healthier, happier lifestyles. Our NCFE course comprises a selection of manageable modules you can study at your own pace and in your own time. Of course, when you study with Oxbridge, you’ll get unlimited support so you can shape your study around your existing schedule, too.

The aim is to provide you the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to plan, prepare and deliver safe and effective activity sessions for a group of participants. Furthermore, this is a fully recognised qualification that’s endorsed by NCFE.

On this Level 2 NCFE Certificate Leading Health-Related Activity Sessions course, you will:

  • Promote safety during activity sessions, identify and deal with hazards and reduce risks in the activity environment
  • Plan activity sessions which develop health and fitness
  • Prepare and deliver activity sessions which develop health and fitness
  • Review the effectiveness of the activity session
  • Action plan for future sessions

This qualification provides progression on to:

  • Fitness and Activity Leader qualifications e.g. NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (QCF)
  • NCFE Level 2 NVQ in Activity Leadership


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A formal qualification

This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

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Awarding body: NCFE CACHE
Our course ref: X202
Qualification code: 601/3891/9

CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Study Hours

The approximate guided hours for this course is 100-110 hours.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course, this is usually ample time for learners, even with full time jobs and other commitments. However, should you require long, please contact one of our course advisers with regards to an extension.

Study Method

Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, PowerPoint presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This is a blended learning course, which means some of your study will be done at home, some will be done face to face with your tutor, and all of your practical assessment will take place at our Birmingham-based assessment centre. All information about your course will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.


Unit 1 – Worksheet / Assignment

Unit 2 – Worksheet / Health and safety checklist / Session plan introduction / Session plan

Unit 3 – Summative observed session / Session self-evaluation

Successful achievement of all three mandatory units must be achieved for the full qualification.

This course is assessed in three different ways: multiple-choice examinations, practical assessments and a portfolio which you work on during your course. Successful completion of all three units must be achieved for the full qualification.

Assessment Day

Attending assessment days is a vital part of passing this NCFE qualification. On the assessment day, you will complete the your multiple-choice examinations under the supervision of your course tutor. Our practical days run on an “on demand” basis in small groups. You may have to wait a short time while we fill the other practical spaces. Our assessment centre is based in Birmingham. How many times you’ll need to come to our assessment centre in Birmingham will relate to how well you progress on your course. Each assessment day you attend will cost £100.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive an NCFELevel 2 Certificate in Leading Health-Related Activity Sessions (QCF). This means that you will achieve a Level 2 qualification on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Your qualification is accredited by NCFE, one of the UK’s leading Ofqual approved awarding bodies in the health, fitness and active leisure sector. This qualification will provide level 2 entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). REPs are an independent public register which provides regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet National Occupational Standards agreed by the health and fitness industry. This will enable you to obtain public liability insurance to practice as a Gym Instructor.

Membership with REPs is valued and respected, enhancing employability, and is recognised in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Additional Information
Level 2
Entry requirements
Students must be 16+ to enrol on this course, as to the nature of the course a degree of physical fitness is desirable to complete the practical assessments. It is also recommended that you have some experience of gym-based exercise, including free weights, and basic level communication and personal skills. You will also have had to complete a suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing
Minimum Enrolment Age
16 years
Section 1
Promoting healthy lifestyles and physical activity (4 Credits) (A/506/5884)
  • Understand the principles of fitness
  • Understand the health benefits of physical activity
  • Understand the importance of healthy eating
  • Understand how to promote an active healthy lifestyle

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

In addition to your course fee, you will need to pay £100 for each assessment day you attend. How many days you need to attend will be dependent on how you progress on the course, students normally need between 1-3 assessment dates.

Yes, there will be short tests that you will sit on your assessment day in order to pass this qualification.

The theory aspect of the course, which takes the majority of the study hours can be completed from anywhere in world. However, you will need to be able to attend our practical assessment day based in Birmingham, UK to complete your qualification.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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